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The Comunidad Cristiana de los Hermanos Menonitas de España (Mennonite Brethren Christian Community of Spain) was officially organized in April 1982, with six members. The initial thrust began when Ernie and Elsie Friesen together with their son and his wife, Jim and Patty Friesen, arrived in Madrid in October, 1976. Albert and Margarit Schaberl from Austria joined them. A storefront meetingplace in the city district of Saconia was rented in March 1977; a second church-planting effort began with the purchase of a storefront in the city district of Bellas Vistas in November 1980; a third church-planting effort began in Tres Cantos, fifteen kilometers to the north of Madrid, in June 1984.

In 1986 there were 12 members and nine missionaries in one congregation in Bellas Vistas, and the two mission points (in Saconia and Tres Cantos).

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Mennonite World Handbook Supplement. Strasbourg, France, and Lombard, IL: Mennonite World Conference, 1984 : 124.


Author(s) Ronald J Penner
Date Published 1986


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Penner, Ronald J. "Comunidad Cristiana de los Hermanos Menonitas de España." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1986. Web. 10 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Comunidad_Cristiana_de_los_Hermanos_Menonitas_de_Espa%C3%B1a&oldid=86865.

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Penner, Ronald J. (1986). Comunidad Cristiana de los Hermanos Menonitas de España. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Comunidad_Cristiana_de_los_Hermanos_Menonitas_de_Espa%C3%B1a&oldid=86865.




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